Visibility greatly impacts career success. Being visible means not only being seen but also being included, recognized, and valued by others. Now that most lawyers are working remotely and can’t rely on developing relationships via organic, in-person interactions, you must be more creative and intentional about making your presence known. Doing good work is a…
Many lawyers consider leaving the law firm environment to join an in-house legal team. Some have an incomplete understanding of the realities of in-house practice and how to land that coveted role. The practice of law within a corporate legal department differs from that in a law firm in key respects resulting in a different “ideal candidate” profile; therefore, the in-house interviewing process also varies from that of most law firms.
We can help you understand:
- The myths and realities of in-house vis-a-vis law firm practice.
- How the “ideal candidate” profile for an in-house counsel differs from that for a law firm lawyer and why.
- How to present law firm practice experience to best appeal to in-house hiring authorities.
- Where to source in-house counsel job leads.
- What to expect and how to succeed in in-house counsel job interviews.
- How to navigate roadblocks in the in-house counsel career path.
In this increasingly mobile legal marketplace, many lawyers will move from law firms to in-house positions and, perhaps, back again. To make these moves add up to a successful long-term career, at each step candidates must realistically assess the pros and cons of in-house versus law firm practice, evaluate their hard and soft skills in relation to what prospective employers seek, conduct a well thought out and thorough job search, and thoughtfully communicate how their particular backgrounds can make a valuable contribution to new organization.
We can help you succeed.